• Congress Voting Independence


    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Operating Hours & Seasons

Get the April 2014 building hours and program guide for download, print, or smartphone.

Park Facility

March 2014

Independence Visitor Center 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Liberty Bell Center

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(security gates close at 4:55 p.m.)

Independence Square

Access to the Square is through a security entrance, located at 5th and Chestnut Sts. The entrance closes 15 minutes prior to the buildings.

Independence Hall

Tickets are required (except in January and February). Free tickets can be obtained at the Independence Visitor Center or via the internet for a small fee at: http://www.recreation.gov.
Enter through security at 5th and Chestnut Sts.
TICKET INFORMATION groups and individuals
Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(security entrance opens at 8:30 a.m.)
(security entrance closes at 4:45 p.m.)

Congress Hall 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Old City Hall
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
West Wing of Independence Hall;
The Great Essentials Exhibit

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Independence Square Museum Store 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Carpenters' Court

Located between 4th and 3rd Sts. on Chestnut

New Hall Military Museum CLOSED
Carpenters' Hall (Tuesday-Sunday) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Franklin Court

Located between 3rd & 4th Sts. on Chestnut Sts.

Benjamin Franklin Museum (fee charged) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Printing Office 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fragments of Franklin Court Archaeology Exhibit CLOSED
U.S. Post Office and Museum (Monday-Saturday) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Benjamin Franklin
Museum Store
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Other Park Sites

Free Quaker Meeting House (Wednesday-Sunday) 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Independence Archeology Laboratory Weekdays Only - By appointment - See link on left for more information
National Constitution Center Fee Charged: Click here for hours
Second Bank Portrait Gallery (Wednesday -Sunday) 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The City Tavern Opens at 11:30 a.m.
The President's House Site 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Todd House & Bishop White House CLOSED
Declaration House CLOSED

Other NPS Sites

Deshler-Morris House
(Germantown White House)

Edgar Allan Poe NHS (Friday-Sunday) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed from noon to 1 p.m.
Kosciuszko National Memorial (Saturday-Sunday) 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church (Tuesday - Sunday) 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays

Become a Junior Ranger

Did you know that Independence National Historical Park, the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site and the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial all have Junior Ranger programs? Stop by the sites and pick up a free junior ranger publication (at Independence NHP, booklets can be obtained from a park ranger at the information desk at the Independence Visitor Center), complete the publications to earn your free junior ranger badge. If you are visiting on Saturday or Sunday, junior ranger induction ceremonies are held at the Independence Visitor Center at 4:00pm.

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Did You Know?

Photo of Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell weighs 2,080 pounds, is made of bronze, its strike note is an E-flat, and that the large “crack” is actually a repair. This large “crack” and the inscription around the top “Proclaim Liberty” has made the Bell an international symbol of freedom.